Deborah Mitchell

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The Pharaoh's Serpent's Neverending Chemical Reaction Is Always So Gross

Even though it looks like the devil is reaching through the ground from underneath the Earth to grab a victim, you can’t look away. Even though it …

Question of Nutrition 5

Measure Your Belly!<p>Q: I've read that your belly measurements can be the best indicator of your overall health. Is that true? If so, what are the …

Watch These Carbon Nanotubes Assemble Themselves

Teslaphoresis can help scientists build circuits without even touching them.<p>The flashiest discovery in science this week is a powerful force field that makes particles quickly come together.<p>The technology is coming out of Rice University, where scientists have developed a way to make carbon …

5 Reasons You Should Start Eating (Yes, Eating) Coconut Oil

So, you've finally broken down and purchased yourself a jar of coconut oil. But why are you supposed to be into it again?<p>"Coconut oil...is a type of fat that is actually utilized by the body to make energy," said clinical nutritionist Ariane Hundt. "Unlike other saturated fats, coconut oil is not …

Nutrition

8 Ways You're Drinking Water Wrong

<b>And here you thought it was just about taking a big gulp.</b><p>You'd think drinking water would be pretty hard to mess up, right? Choose your bottle, open …

There's an Intact Ancient Virus Lying Dormant in Human DNA

Don’t worry. It probably won’t come back to life.<p>Research has shown that our DNA houses the ghosts of viruses fended off by your ancestors, and some …

The Bento Lab somehow fits professional DNA analysis equipment into a laptop-sized box

Want to sequence DNA yourself? Thanks to a fully funded Kickstarter project, you may soon be able to. London-based Bento Bioworks aims to make a …

Viva vagus: Wandering nerve could lead to range of therapies

With outposts in nearly every organ and a direct line into the brain stem, the vagus nerve is the nervous system’s superhighway. About 80 percent of …

Smallest-yet genome reveals how little we know about life - synthetic or real - ExtremeTech

Smallest-yet genome reveals how little we know about life — synthetic or real<p>By on March 25, 2016 at 8:04 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions …

Scientists have found a way to recycle sunlight, and it could cause a solar-power revolution

The world of solar cells could be on the cusp of a revolution, as researchers seek to boost efficiency by harnessing the power to recycle light.<p>A new study, published Thursday in the journal Science, considers the properties of hybrid lead halide perovskites, a group of materials already making …

Clean Energy

This Unit of Measurement Figures Out How Likely You Are to Die Today

Getting out of bed just cost you 1 micromort.<p>It doesn’t take an advanced degree in statistics to know that life is full of risk and that some …

Arctic Sea Ice Is at Near Record Lows, NASA Says

The ice covering the Arctic is at near record lows this year, and this icy deficit may impact weather around the world, NASA reports.<p>Every March, the …

Scientists Alarmed at Great Barrier Reef Coral Bleaching

<i>By Matt Siegel, Reuters</i>Australian scientists managing the Great Barrier Reef have lifted their emergency response to the highest level following the …

Great Barrier Reef

The latest delivery to the International Space Station: 8,000 pounds of groceries, equipment and research

Instead of the usual bunny, Saturday's delivery came via a swan — Orbital ATK's Cygnus capsule, named after the swan constellation. The cargo carrier rocketed away from Cape Canaveral on Tuesday night.<p>NASA astronaut Timothy Kopra used the station's big robot arm to grab the capsule, as the two …

Does Cannabis Cause Mental Illness?

Cannabis is the most commonly used illicit drug in Australia, with one in three adults using it at some point in their life. It’s legal in some …

Scientists Fear World’s Largest Fish Is Nearing Extinction

Scientists are finding that even the world’s largest fish can hide in the vastness of the ocean—or at least they’re hoping that’s the case. The other …

These Are The 10 Cities With The Worst Air Pollution in The World

Air quality up to 15 times dirtier than what's considered healthy.<p>Last week, the World Health Organisation reported that an estimated 8.2 million …

Are we closing in on HIV?

With the help of vaccines, infectious diseases that have haunted humanity for thousands of years have been turned into historical …

Scientists Find Neurological Basis of Risk-Taking Trait

How do we calculate the right time to take a risk? And why are some people (and dogs, and fish, and rats) bigger daredevils than others? Scientists …

The role of machine learning in data science and analytics

Machine learning has crossed from the lab to the business world. Machine learning provides insights that help to create more intelligent data-driven …

Machine Learning

Of LIGO, gravitational waves and a revolution in physics

An image from a computer simulation of two black holes colliding. Photo: Reuters<p>Karan Jani is a doctoral researcher at the Georgia Institute of …

83-year-old math problem solved

It took more than 80 years, but a problem posed by a mathematician who delighted in concocting tricky ones has finally been solved.<p>UCLA mathematician …

Mummified Sailor Found on Ghost Vessel

A mummified sailor has been found floating aboard a ghost yacht which could have drifted for years in the Pacific Ocean, according to a Philippine …